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steve elman dorve and rich gayland. i want to start with this job per se. the chief of staff is described as the second most powerful position in washington. would you agree with that assessment? >> yes, the title doesn't describe the span of control that the chief of staff has. such as chief of staff of the white house but chief of staff of the executive branch and his or her span is enormously broad. let me say something about what congressman rangel said. >> let me get to that. we'll ask you about the fact that the president has gone through four chiefs of staff in four years. there are other people in high stress jobs, tim geithner at treasury, hillary clinton at state who stayed on the whole time. is this a reflection on this president or just how grueling and critical this job has become? >> i think it's a reflection of how grueling and critical the job has become and how tough it is on people. i talked to someone leaving the white house yesterday. i said what are you going to do? i'm going to get a job where i don't have to get up at 5:00 a.m. every day. it never stops
by griffin and others, steve clemens who's notable in washington on foreign policy has argued that hagel is progay and very committed to these issues. this will, again, wash out in the discussions. likely this is going to be a touchstone in the near term. but hopefully as the commentary goes forward, people will see that chuck hagel is the right man for the job. >> we talked about the democrats who have some concerns of their own. there's the new political article that cites a senate democratic official as saying this. quote, i don't think dems just fall in line. ultimately he may be confirmed. at this stage his fate is totally up in the air. he will really have to work hard to overcome some of his previous statements and positions. if you take us inside that confirmation room, for most americans who may not know chuck hagel very well, who's the person they're going to see? what will be his demeanor when he's answering some of these tough questions? >> they're going to see an american hero. someone who won two purple hearts. an enlisted man in vietnam. a man who has shrapnel still in his
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